October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and HopeLine from Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States who are affected by domestic violence.
Wireless phones and technology serve as a vital link for all of us. They're also essential for domestic violence victims and survivors to reach emergency or support services in times of crisis and stay connected with employers, family and friends.
As you've seen through the previous stories we've published this month, we're doing our part to support victims by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and using them to benefit domestic violence organizations nationwide. Since 2001, Verizon has donated 180,000 phones and awarded $21.4 million in cash grants to partner agencies across the country. These grants are used to support victims of domestic violence and to enhance awareness programs.
If you’d like to get involved, you can donate no-longer-used phones and accessories in any condition from any wireless provider at any Verizon Wireless store. Simply follow these steps.
In addition to collecting phones, HopeLine also supports victims of domestic violence by donating grants to domestic violence agencies and shelters nationwide. The infographics below provide a snapshot of the impact these funds bring to agencies working to end domestic violence.
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